Hockey Ties Division-Leading LFC, 2-2

Hockey Ties Division-Leading LFC, 2-2

MILWAUKEE – Senior Michael Romund and freshman Adam Czarnecki each scored goals to lead the MSOE hockey team to a 2-2 tie with Lake Forest Friday night at the Kern Center.

The Raiders (6-10-4, 4-6-3 NCHA) led twice in the game at 1-0 and 2-1 but the Foresters (10-5-4, 8-2-3 NCHA) were able to equalize each time.

MSOE got off to a flying start in the opening period, holding a decisive 13-4 shot advantage and picking up the game's first goal in the final minute of the period. Sophomore Nate Rogers found Romund for the score in front of the goal with 58 seconds to go in the period. Junior Zack Davis also had an assist, starting the play with a pass down the boards.

LFC pulled even during an offensive barrage in the second period, outshooting the Red & White 21-8. The one shot the Foresters were able to sneak in the net came with 1:43 remaining in the period on a diagonal, cross-ice pass that freed Troy Nelson for a wrist shot from the right side.

Czarnecki gave the Raiders another lead at 5:15 of the third period, cleaning up a rebound. Sophomore Adam Ostrowski played a pass to junior Nick Redmon, who ripped a shot from just inside the blue line. Czarnecki then beat the defense to the loose puck and tucked it home.

The lead would last just 57 seconds as the Foresters were able to counter with a rebound of their own. This time, a blocked shot found its way to Bron Loiselle, who slotted a shot into the net.

The third period was the most evenly played, with MSOE holding a slight 8-7 shot edge and the teams battling their way to the extra period. In overtime, it was much of the same with Lake Forest getting the advantage in shots 3-2.

Sophomore Rock Boynton made 33 saves on the night, including 20 in the second period alone. Lake Forest outshot the Red & White 35-31 but Boynton and the defense were up to the task, killing off all five LFC power plays in the game as well. MSOE went 0-for-2 on the power play.

The Raiders are back in action Saturday afternoon on the road at Aurora. Puck drops at noon.

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